Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Match the halves.
An odd version of tic tac toe
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many
different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it
to be balanced?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled
triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.